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Shelley M. Latreille

Hello, my name is Shelley M. Latreille (Pronounced La Tray)! I am a Website and Graphic Designer, Artist, Photographer, Writer, and Creative Innovator. I am originally from Palatine Bridge, New York (Albany Area). I have also lived in Vermont (Montpelier Area), Pennsylvania (Lancaster Area), and Maine (Rockland Coast). I moved to Utah in October 2016 and currently reside in West Jordan. I moved here due to my previous role as a Human Resources Manager. As a Human Resources Manager, I was tasked with additional duties, which included Website Design, IT, Marketing, Payroll, Office Management, and Accounting. I have always been interested in the IT, Art, and Design fields. I have always enjoyed my IT and website responsibilities in the workplace. I have always wanted to turn my hobbies and interests into a long-term career.

The company that I was employed by closed in June 2018, so I decided to go back to school. I chose to attend Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) during the Fall 2018 Semester. I was a full-time student. I attended 5 semesters, maintained a 4.00 GPA, and obtained an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Sciences and Information Systems and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Network Systems. I completed both degrees in May 2020. I also have completed a variety of other degree programs in various subjects, including Associates (Math / Science and Accounting), Bachelors (Psychology and Accounting), and Masters degrees (Accounting and Human Resources Management).

I do have previous Computer Science education. In high school, I took Basic. In my first college degree program, I took C++ and Visual Basic, along with courses in Access and Excel. At SLCC, I took courses in Adobe Photoshop, Linux, SQL, Java, Access, Excel, and Web Programming (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). I have experience with Bootstrap, Wordpress, and Wix. I use Bootstrap and Wordpress for my current websites. I use Photoshop for photo editing and graphic design. I am continuing to learn more indepth knowledge of Photoshop, the Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as I continue my academic journey and pursue my career in Website and Graphic Design. Soon, I will begin a Bachelor's Degree program in Website and Graphic Design.

I created this ePortfolio using a Bootstrap template. I modified the template's HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code. As my work experience and educational journey in website and graphic design continues, I hope to become an even more knowledgeable and successful Website and Graphic Designer.

Goals and Outcomes





My professional goal is to become a Website and Graphic Designer. I am a lifelong learner. My educational goal is to continue my education in Website and Graphic Design. Soon, I will begin work on a Bachelors Degree in Website and Graphic Design. I will also continue to stay up-to-date with current and emerging technology, software, and techniques so that I can remain a knowedgeable and well-educated Website and Graphic Designer.



SHORT-TERM GOALS



  • Obtain a full-time position in the Website and Graphic Design Field so that I may practice what I am learning in a real-world environment.

  • In Fall 2020, begin work on a Bachelor's Degree in Website and Graphic Design.

  • Continue to improve my skills as a Website and Graphic Designer by learning new skills and keeping up-to-date with technology, software, and techniques.



LONG-TERM GOALS



  • Maintain a 3.80 GPA or higher and put forth my very best effort in all my classes.

  • Graduate by May 2024 with a Bachelor's Degree in Website and Graphic Design.

  • Maintain full-time employment in the Website and Graphic Design Field.

  • In Fall 2024, begin work on a Master's Degree related to Website and Graphic Design.

  • Continue to improve my skills as a Website and Graphic Designer by learning new skills and keeping up-to-date with technology and software.



OUTCOMES



  • Students communicate effectively.

    This includes developing critical literacies—reading, writing, speaking, listening, visual understanding—that they can apply in various contexts; Organizing and presenting ideas and information visually, orally, and in writing according to standard usage; Understanding and using the elements of effective communication in interpersonal, small group, and mass settings.

    CSIS 1070 Living in a Digital World demonstrates this. This course included class discussions, group projects, and research that was all shared with the class. The group project is a good example. We pooled all our research. I created a fake company to showcase our research as "services" that our company offered. This is the website that I built for Slicktech: https://www.shellatreille.com/slicktech


  • Students develop quantitative literacies necessary for their chosen field of study.

    This includes approaching practical problems by choosing and applying appropriate mathematical techniques; Using information represented as data, graphs, tables, and schematics in a variety of disciplines; Applying mathematical theory, concepts, and methods of inquiry appropriate to program-specific problems.

    This was demonstrated at Fulton Montgomery Community College. I received an Associate of Science Degree in Math / Science. I took Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III. I also worked part-time as a Mathematics Tutor. I tutored traditional and non-traditional college students in Basic Math, Algebra, and Calculus.


  • Students think critically and creatively.

    This includes reasoning effectively from available evidence; Demonstrating effective problem solving; Engaging in creative thinking, expression, and application; Engaging in reflective thinking and expression; Demonstrating higher-order skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation; Making connections across disciplines; Applying scientific methods to the inquiry process.

    This was demonstrated in CSIS 2440 Web Programming. I had to build an online shopping cart using PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. I had to host the shopping cart on Amazon AWS and use phpMyAdmin as a database to store login information. I also had to make my shopping cart professional looking and functional.


  • Students develop civic literacy and the capacity to be community-engaged learners who act in mutually beneficial ways with community partners.

    This includes producing learning artifacts indicating understanding of the political, historical, economic or sociological aspects of social change and continuity; thinking critically about—and weighing the evidence surrounding—issues important to local, national, or global communities; participating in a broad range of community-engagement and/or service-learning courses for community building and an enhanced academic experience.

    In my degree program at SUNY Oneonta College, I took an American History course. The instructor of the course had the class volunteer on a regular basis at a soup kitchen in Oneonta, NY. As we handed out food, we were supposed to engage the patrons in conversation and ask them to tell us stories about their lives. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics.


  • Students develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.

    This includes engaging with a diverse set of others to produce professional work; Interacting competently across cultures; Understanding and appreciating human differences; Understanding and acting on standards of professionalism and civility, including the SLCC Student Code of Conduct.

    I believe CSIS 1030 Fundamentals of Computer Science and CSIS 1070 Living in a Digital World demonstrate this. Both courses were heavy in discussions and class interaction. When discussing a topic with others, you must listen to all views and perform research before coming up with an answer. It is very important to be well-informed about a topic before attempting to join the discussion. You can also learn a lot from discussing topics with others.


  • Students develop computer and information literacy.

    This includes using contemporary computer hardware and software to effectively complete college-level assignments; Gathering and analyzing information using technology, library resources, and other modalities; Understanding and acting upon ethical and security principles with respect to computer technology and to information acquisition and distribution; Distinguishing between credible and non-credible sources of information, and using the former in their work in an appropriately documented fashion.

    CSIS 1020 Computer Essentials and CSIS 2010 Business Computer Proficiency demonstrate this. Both of these courses were about using computer tools to solve problems. These problems were similar to what you will face in the real-world. All the assignments in both classes relate to this.


  • Students develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness.

    This includes understanding the importance of physical activity and its connection to lifelong wellness; Learning how participation in a fitness, sport or leisure activity results in daily benefits including stress reduction, endorphin release, and a sense of well-being.

    At Fulton Montgomery Community College, I took two gym classes. I took racket activities, which consisted of tennis, badminton, and racket ball. I also took Aerobic Dance. Both of these classes show me that physical activity doesn't have to be boring. It can be fun. Currently, I go to the gym five days per week and I go hiking.

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Shelley M. Latreille

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Experience





Website and Graphic Design Student (Full-Time) August 2018 - May 2020



Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville, UT



Degrees Received in May 2020:





Human Resources Manager / IT Specialist (Full-Time) June 2001 - June 2018



Beach Stone Outsourced Solutions Midvale, UT







IT Help Desk Technician (Part-Time) February 2000 - May 2001



State University of New York: College at Oneonta Oneonta, NY







Mathematics Tutor (Part-Time) September 1998 - December 1999



Fulton-Montgomery Community College Johnstown, NY







Education





Salt Lake Community College August 2018 - May 2020



Associate of Applied Science Degree Taylorsville, UT







Salt Lake Community College August 2018 - May 2020



Associate of Applied Science Degree Taylorsville, UT







Strayer University March 2008 - December 2011



Master of Science Degree Washington, DC







Strayer University March 2006 - March 2008



Bachelor of Science Degree Washington, DC







Herkimer County Community College January 2003 - May 2005



Associate of Applied Science Degree Herkimer, NY







State University of New York: College at Oneonta January 2000 - May 2001



Bachelor of Science Degree Oneonta, NY







Fulton-Montgomery Community College September 1998 - December 1999



Associate of Science Degree Johnstown, NY







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Coursework





I began my Academic Journey in Website and Graphic Design at SLCC during the Fall 2018 Semester. I completed two degree programs in May 2020 and maintained a 4.00 GPA. The first degree program is an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Sciences and Information Systems. The second degree program is an Associate of Applied Science in Network Systems. My goal is to find full-time employment as a Website and Graphic Designer.

Throughout my professional career as a Human Resources Manager, I have always been given IT tasks in addition to all my HR tasks. I have always loved art, design, technology, and computers. I enjoy website and graphic design. When the company that I was working for closed in June 2018, I decided that this was the perfect opportunity for me to go back to school.

This was also the perfect opportunity for me to switch my career from HR to Website and Graphic Design. I felt the best course of action would be to obtain two Associates Degrees in IT so that I could obtain a long-term, full-time, position with an organization as a Website and Graphic Designer. Having obtained these degrees will also make it easier to transfer to a 4-year University to begin work on a Bachelors Degree in Website and Graphic Design. As I continue my educational journey and gain real-world experience, I can continue to grow with the organization that employees me.





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Accomplishments





  • Inducted into the Alpha Chi Eta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at SLCC - Spring 2019


  • Inducted into the NSLS (National Society of Leadership and Successs) at SLCC - Spring 2020


  • Summer 2019 Semester: Continuing Student Tuition Waiver


  • Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters: C. Scott and Dorothy E. Watkins Family Foundation Scholarship


  • SLCC President's List 4.00 GPA - Fall 2018 Semester


  • SLCC President's List 4.00 GPA - Spring 2019 Semester


  • SLCC President's List 4.00 GPA - Summer 2019 Semester


  • SLCC President's List 4.00 GPA - Fall 2019 Semester


  • SLCC President's List 4.00 GPA - Spring 2020 Semester


  • Testout Network Pro Certification - Spring 2019 Semester


  • Testout Security Pro Certification - Spring 2019 Semester


  • Testout Server Pro 2016: Install and Storage Certification - Fall 2019 Semester


  • Testout Server Pro 2016: Networking Certification - Fall 2019 Semester


  • Published a Short Story in Folio's Online Edition: "A Failure That I Have Learned From" - Precipice Spring 2019


  • Published Several Poems and Photographs, Along With a Video in Folio's Online and Print Editions - Monstrum Monstera Fall 2019


  • Published Several Poems and Photographs, Along With a Video in Folio's Online and Print Editions - Osmosis Spring 2020


  • My Research Paper for CSIS 1030 Foundations of Computer Science, "What Can You Do with a Computer Science Degree?," was Accepted Into the SLCC Open Collection of Student Writing - June 2019


  • My Research Paper for CSIS 1070 Living in a Digital World, "Cloud Computing," was Accepted Into the SLCC Open Collection of Student Writing - April 2020


  • My Research Paper for CSIS 1070 Living in a Digital World, "Spritis of Mercur: Utah’s Invisible Ghost Town!," was Accepted Into the SLCC Open Collection of Student Writing - April 2020


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